Thursday, April 7, 2011


You may find this hard to believe, but I used to despise crafting and anything related. When I was a teenager I really did not like to do anything crafty at all. Even after I was first married I stayed away from that sort of stuff. But one day when I was at my friends house she was having people over to scrapbook, and told me that I should start scrapbooking. I had 2 kids and I loved to take pictures, it was perfect she said. Well I tried it and thought to myself "hey this is not too bad." And that my friends is where the obsession began. It all started with cute paper, and then it moved to cute fabrics (which unfortunately I am a huge sucker for!) and from there  . . . well I pretty much will try any craft related thing now. And I am totally okay with it - Conan loves it too, because he is an artist and was always telling me that I needed a hobby besides piano - because you cannot practice the piano when little ones are sleeping, it just does not work so well.

Today I have a few cards that I made for my girls birthday and baptism. I used to sell Stampin' Up and so I have way too many stamps and now I do not use them nearly often enough, because I do all my scrapbooking digitally. But I love to make cards, and my kids love to help me - so at least my stuff gets used more!

This first card was for her party. I like clean and simple things - if it is too busy I just don't like it as much. But like just about everything I make I copied this one from a magazine I got. She loved it and I let her help with all the punching. The banner is made from scallop circle punches folded in half.

This next card was for her baptism. (In my church we get baptized at age eight), and this was why we had so much family come into town. I love the stamp of the kids I used for this card. I let her use my watercolor pencils and color the kids.
 Isn't it funny how you can totally change your view of something over time. I am always curious what started people into crafting or if they have always been the crafty type, I would love for you to tell me what got you started into this hobby!
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  1. I wanted to learn to knit because it was always so curious looking to me. I didn't learn until my twenties. Then came sewing. Then I started reading blogs and got more and more interested in another crafts. Now, I have to restrain myself from trying everything--my want-to-make list is already miles long!

  2. I love those first cards! soo cute!

  3. I just found your blog and am your newest follower! You are one talented woman who has left me completely inspired. Thanks for the great blog and I love the cute cards!!

  4. I love your cards...I'm one of those people that love crafts...I love to create...I've tell myself there isn't anything I can't do...I just have to favorite though is scrapbooking and card making...however, quilting is becoming top on my list....alot of what I make is self taught...I have the blessing of being able to look at something and making long as I can see the project in my mines eye...I usually can make it...thanks for your blog...I enjoy reading and looking at your creations...Come visit my blog sometime, you're always

  5. Those cards are SO CUTE!
    I started into crafting as a way to de-stress from life at home with 3 kids. Now i'm kind of obsessed!
    I would love for you to join my 'scrapbook sundays" party over at born-again crafter!

  6. Love the little pendants on the first one! :) Stamping can be a really lovely touch! And you made these look adorable! Thanks for sharing this on Fancy This Fridays!!!

  7. I was absolutely a closet scrapbooker for years. Once I started making cards it all came out though. Now I fully embrace my crafty nature. It's for the best really. :) These cards look fantastic. They look like something that would sell for a lot of money in a gift shop!

  8. These are so pretty! I've been wanting to get my kids some stamps and punches. I think they would love them!

  9. Hey! Just wanted to let you know that I featured this today on FTF! Thanks so much for linking up and grab a featured button if you would like! Thanks!


  10. Very elegant, I also love the stamp of the children. Thank you for linking up with my Sharing Monday party.

  11. I really love that scallop type banner instead of the more traditional pennant banner! And the rounded edges are a nice detail!


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